Power consumption with Fedora

William william at firstyear.id.au
Tue Dec 2 10:56:43 UTC 2014



> On 2 Dec 2014, at 11:27, john.tiger <john.tigernassau at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Obviously priority is now on F21 bugs but looking beyond that
> 
> I want to work with someone more knowledgeable on power consumption - it stinks on Fedora 20.
> 
> OSX on mac air gets 11-12 hrs  Fedora gets 4
> Chrome OS on Chromebook gets 9-10  Fedora gets about 6
> 
> Tried powertop - see slight improvement.
> 
> Guys at ARCH claim with powerdown scripts they get close to 11 on Mac Air - that's good
> 
> So we need to get the powerdown scripts to work well with Fedora.  I have no idea how much conversion, if any is needed for Fedora - just don't have the knowledge of processes, Fedora scripts, etc.  But willing to help out, test, etc.  (I want 11 hrs on my Mac Air !).

Try installing tlp. Helps my macbook to get more battery. It seems to fix up issues with scaling governors etc.

If your laptop is dual gpu you're facing an uphill battle though.




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